Bid Writer/New Projects coordinator, London

We are looking for a Bid Writer/New Projects Co-ordinator to undertake tasks related to new business and to contribute to the writing and editing of texts for bids and submissions. This is an exciting role for someone who loves writing, researching, and thinking about architecture. This role will be responsible for producing high quality copy for UK and international bid submissions. We are a busy studio, pursuing a diverse range of typologies, located predominantly in the UK, Europe and the US, but also worldwide. David Chipperfield Architects is a leading international architectural practice, and this role is based in London.

The role would suit someone who has strong writing skills, meticulous attention to detail and an interest in architecture or design. A proven ability to work to deadline and a pragmatic approach to organisation and work planning are important to this role. Familiarity with Microsoft Office is essential, and Adobe InDesign is desirable. This full time, permanent role is ideal for someone who enjoys researching and writing, both academic and pragmatic texts and is interested in the business generation side of architecture and design. In return we can offer a fast-paced design led environment in a friendly and highly regarded studio.


Writing: Research, write, proof and edit texts for bids and submissions on a range of topics relating to architecture and design. The ideal candidate will be able to write both academic and pragmatic texts and be able to tailor texts to different readers perspectives. Texts will include project descriptions, as well as information on topics such as sustainability, reuse, project delivery, and keeping staff CVs up to date.

Bid Co-ordination tasks:
— Maintain, update and refine a library of standard texts, project and practice information for bids.
— Research new project opportunities and prepare summary documents as well as intelligence relating to new potential projects.
— Collect information and lay out documents.
— Support the team with preparing bid and tender responses and competition documentation using Adobe InDesign.
— Database management and entry: Setting up and maintaining records of all new potential projects enquiries using a digital database (Rapport).
— Diary management, preparing meeting agendas, minutes and disseminating actions to the team in relation to new projects.
— Maintaining an asset library of relevant submission documents, previous successful responses, feedback, company information, and other related certificates and records.


— Educated to degree level ideally with a degree in a writing discipline such as English, Journalism or alternatively a degree related to architecture and design.
— Fluent spoken and written English with excellent English language writing and editing skills, both technical and non-technical are essential including the ability to create a compelling narrative.
— Strong research and communication skills.
— An attitude that is enthusiastic, self-motivated, with an attention to detail and a meticulous approach to work.
— Exceptional organisational and administrative skills and the ability to manage a diverse range of tasks.
— Able to work effectively under time pressure, with an ability to manage multiple submissions concurrently.
— Software: MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), nice to have: InDesign

Strong visual communications skills.
— Previous experience in a similar business development, marketing, communications or research role.
— Previous experience of working in architecture and design.
— Fluency and literacy in other languages is welcomed.

Personal attributes

— An articulate storyteller.
— Strong multi-tasking skills, able to work under pressure.
— Meticulous attention to detail. Delivering to high-quality standards.
— Confident, assertive and well organised.
— Professional with positive problem-solving attitude.
— Effective teamwork and collaboration skills.
— Takes initiative.

On top of a competitive salary, we offer staff a wide range of benefits: flexible core-hours working policy, medical cash plan, pension and parental leave provision, private healthcare, an employee assistance programme, paid professional memberships, training opportunities (both inhouse CPD seminars and external courses), cycle-to-work scheme, and an interest-free TFL season ticket loan. Our growing internal cultural programme includes talks from a diverse and varied selection of speakers. We also often gather to celebrate with staff social events and parties.

Apply here (external website)